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Flying Changes

Flashback to 1968: The first Big Mac went on sale. The Boeing 747 jumbo jet made its maiden flight. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated. And in Canada, the sport of dressage was just beginning to take root. Much has changed in Canada’s dressage landscape over the past 50 years. There have been triumphant moments of national pride, along with plenty of challenges and setbacks. And from the late 1960s to today, Cindy Ishoy has played a role in nearly every pivotal moment. Horse Sport caught up with the four-time Olympian to discuss the past, present, and future of dressage in Canada. “In those early years, dressage was not a popular equestrian discipline here,” Ishoy recounts. “I first discovered the sport while living in Germany as child, and knew when my father was transferred back to Canada in 1965 it was what I wanted to keep doing here.”…

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